Psychiatrist Appointments

Make an Appointment with our Psychiatrist


We’re here to help children, adolescents, new mums and their families who are struggling with their mental health.


While Dr Sangeetha Makielan generally only sees new patients under the age of 25 years and perinatal patients, she is happy to continue to provide care for existing patients into adulthood. This includes those patients who have been under the care of a Paediatrician until the age of 17.


Dr Sangeetha Makielan also sees all age groups (including over 25) solely for Psychotherapy.


Here’s how to make an appointment with Dr. Makielan.

Step 1: Referrals

Step 1: Referrals 

Before you come and meet with us, you’ll need a referral from your GP or a specialist (such as an Obstetrician). 

  • Referrals can be made to Dr. Makielan, can be open to 'any psychiatrist' or can be for another named psychiatrist if you already have one. 

  • Referrals from GPs lasts 12 months and referrals from specialists and consultant physicians are valid for three months. 

  • You will need to get a referral before booking an appointment.

Step 2: Request an Appointment

Step 2: Request an Appointment

Please complete the Appointment request form and include the referral.

Alternatively email us with following details:

  • Full name of patient

  • Referral (must be attached).

  • DOB 

  • Address

  • Email

  • Contact phone number

  • Presenting issues/concerns

  • Contact name of Parent/Carer (if patient under 18)

Step 3: Referral Acceptance and Contact to Book

Step 3: Referral Acceptance and Contact to Book

We may ask for more information before we can accept the referral. We will then contact you to book an appointment.

Please note our staff and practitioners work part-time only. Therefore while we will contact you as soon as we can, it can take up to 1 week for us to respond. 

Due to our commitment to provide best possible care to our patients, we cannot always accept all referrals. Please note while we do not provide a reason for not accepting a referral, usually it is based on current patients and our practitioners' capacity to take on new referrals.

Step 4: First Appointment

Step 4: First Appointment

The first appointment will take around an hour. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early and bring the following:

  • Medicare card with patient’s name.

  • Referral letter.

  • Any reports or letters from other professionals such as psychologists, paediatricians, gynaecologists (for perinatal), psychotherapists, occupational therapists, social workers and school counsellors.

  • Recent and old school reports (for children and adolescents).

  • Completed the online New Patient Details Form or printed form

At Dolphin Tribe a comprehensive psychiatric assessment usually requires 2-3 appointments.

Bringing support


For children: We encourage both parents to come along to the appointment with a referred child or adolescent, even if they do not both live with the child. If this is not possible, at least one parent or carer needs to attend.


For individuals: You are welcome to invite someone else along, such as a member of your extended family, a friend or teacher, if you think that would be helpful.


For perinatal and adults: partners are encouraged to attend.

Please do not bring any other children requiring supervision to the appointment. We do not offer supervision.

Cancellation Policy 

Please find our cancellation policy here.


Please note, we do not provide an emergency service. If you need help outside usual working hours, contact your GP or try the following services for advice and support:​

  • Lifeline - 13 11 14

  • Mental Health Line - 1800 011 511

  • Kids Help Line - 1800 55 1800

  • Suicide Call Back Service - 1300 659 467


In an emergency or if you are/someone is at serious risk of harm to themselves or others, please:

  • Call the police on 000 

  • Go to a hospital emergency department, where there will be an out-of-hours mental health team or psychiatrist contactable.